The Outsiders

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

“The Outsiders” by S. E Hinton is an early novel based
on two waring juvenile gangs, divided by economical and social background,the lower East side Greasers and the upper West side Socs. The novel is set
in 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a novel written in first person by a 14 year old Greaser, Ponyboy Curtis who allows us an insight into the lifestyles of
these distinct worlds. I chose the novel “The Outsiders” as a text for year 10 for the following reasons: It is a novel which draws the reader in and allows the reader to understand a lifestyle alien to them. Even though the novel is set in 1966, it is a novel thats theme can be found in any society and time period. The student can relate to this novel, because the narrator of the story is their own age and reflects many problems that they themselves may run into someday. The language of the text is easily understood as are the themes in the story. It contains themes that would interest a young mind, showing many
students the seedier side of life. What it would be like to live under such circumstances in constant fear

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